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Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend 2019: Tips for Shopping and Saving

By Rachel Gelb on 08/05/2019

BBB Warns 'Expedia' Imposters Stealing Thousands From Consumers

A network of scammers is using Expedia Group’s name to take consumers for thousands of dollars. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest and Pacific has received several reports in just the past several days from consumers who’ve lost as much as $3,700.

By International Association of Better Business Bureaus on 07/22/2019

Scam Alert: Airfare Con Bills Victims for Canceled Tickets

Taking a vacation this summer? If you book your airfare through a third-party website, be sure to use caution. BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of scammers pretending to be online airline ticket brokers. They cancel your airline ticket reservations, but not before charging you.

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 06/11/2019

Beware of Memorial Day Sale Ads

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer retail "holiday" season when consumers see ads flooded across newspapers and television for amazing deals for new & used cars, appliances, furniture, electronics and more! But how do you know that the deal is for real?
By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 05/23/2019

BBB Warns: Beware of Memorial Day Scams in 2019

Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means many people will be preparing for the unofficial start of summer - finalizing vacations and planning cook-outs. But more importantly, Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have lost their lives for our country.

By Shannon Boyle on 05/21/2019

Scam Alert: Rental Cons Cash in on Stressed Out Movers

This summer moving season approaches, BBB is seeing an uptick in reports of rental scams. Finding a new place to live is stressful, and scammers know that people in the midst of moving don’t always have time to do the necessary research. Don’t be one of them! 

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 05/20/2019

Scam Alert: Don’t Click on These Phony Office Emails

Look out for this new phishing email that’s so convincing it almost fooled BBB staff! This message looks just like an alert for a new voicemail message. But as always, it’s really a way to trick you into giving up personal information or downloading malware onto your computer.

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 05/16/2019

Better Business Bureau Study Shines Light on Prevalence of Counterfeit Products in Online Retail

BBB Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT - An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that fraudulent consumer goods are ubiquitous, difficult to tell apart from the legitimate products they are counterfeiting, and stem from a large network of organized criminals and credit card processing mechanisms that are willing to support them.

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 05/14/2019

BBB Offers Tips for Mother's and Father's Day Shopping

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12th, and Father’s Day will be quickly approaching a month after on Sunday, June 16th. Last-minute shoppers will be looking for deals on gifts within the next few weeks, and Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT (BBB) has the tips you need for finding a perfect gift for mom and dad.

By Shannon Boyle on 05/06/2019

Digital Spring Cleaning: Take Action to Stay Safe and Secure

Warmer weather and sunshine are finally here, and the tax filing deadline is – thankfully – behind us. Chances are that your seasonal chores include a spring cleaning. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to remind everyone that when clearing out clutter, don’t forget about the critical need to take action and protect your volumes of valuable information. Whether you are tidying up your home or sprucing up your office space, everyone needs to spend a few minutes to help keep personal online data more secure. Taking some simple, proactive steps will go a long way in safeguarding you against any number of potentially disruptive issues – like identity theft, loss of funds or credit card fraud – that can cause mayhem by compromising your data. Take the time to put into practice a few precautionary measures and you will have greater peace of mind – not only this spring but all year round.
 

By The Council of Better Business Bureaus on 04/22/2019

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